Flawless Foundation Routine (Updated)

Flawless Foundation Routine

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! It has been roughly 7 months since I first posted my drugstore foundation routine. I'm not sure how its been quite that long, but I've updated a few items since. I've gotten my new foundation routine down to a science and I can to it pretty quick. Also, what I've changed up makes my skin look flawless, so theirs that. I have very dark circles under my eyes and I've spent the last 12 years trying to hide them. Now I've got it all figured out!

Step 1: Wash your face. Seriously, even if you think your skin is clean. It's not, all of the dust, dirt and debris in the air sits on your skin. Also it helps remove any dead skin or dry patches that makeup clings to.
Clean and Clear (step 1) Foaming Facial Cleanser.
Step 2: Moisturize your face and neck. Just because you have oily skin, doesn't mean you can skip using a moisturizer. I have oily patches on my nose, chin and forehead. It does not make my skin more oily, but it helps balance everything out. I have dry bumpy outer cheeks and jaw line. I also have them on my arms, it's called keratosis pilaris. It's caused by a buildup of the protein keratin, which can plug a hair follicle, resulting in a bump.
Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion

Step 3: Prime your face. A primer helps keep your makeup in place much longer than it would without any. Find the right primer for your skin, they’re hundreds. I usually only apply it around my nose, cheeks by my nose and my chin. Since it is for pores, it works best to press it into the skin.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Erasing Primer
Step 4: Now is the time you can take to do your eyes while you wait on the primer to soak in, or just get straight to your foundation. I have to use two shades to match me, but they’re also two different brands for a good reason. The Maybelline one keeps me more matte than I would be normally with medium coverage. The Revlon one adds more coverage and helps with the longevity of my foundation through the day.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (Porcelain)
Revlon's ColorStay Makeup for Combo/Oily Skin (Nude)

Step 5: This part is one of my favorites. Concealer! I have very dark, reddish purple under eye circles. They are genetic and nothing has made them go away over the years. A good concealer makes all the difference in the world. I bought the Ulta brand one on a whim and i actually really love it. It claims to be waterproof, and it does stay on better than any other concealer I've tried.
Ulta Beauty Full Coverage Liquid Concealer (Light Cool)
Step 6: To set my makeup I’m loving using loose powder to keep everything in place all day and minimize creasing. Back when I use to use a pressed powder it seemed to make my face look cakey and heavy. I have tried baking and it seems to feel very heavy, I’ve tried a translucent powder and it looked strange.
Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder, Naturally Neutral

Step 7: Lets add some life back info my face! This is where I get into Blush, Bronzer, sometimes I try to Contour, and a blinding Highlight. After all the loose powder is dusted away, I bronze up in the standard 3 shape and under the chin. I try to go light with blush, I flush naturally even through makeup lol. I don’t know how to contour very well, it’s more of the fact I need a contour kit lol. 
New York Color Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder, Sunny
A blush I made from broken blushes and a Highlight (do you want a tutorial?)
Wet n Wild Contouring and Highlight palette, Dulce De Leche
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel original palette (No longer available)
Step 8: Finally to set everything and keep it in place all day! I've only ever used one setting spray because I can’t afford to more expensive ones. But all I do is spritz my face evenly and let it dry and I’m good to go all day! 
E.L.F. COSMETICS Makeup Mist & Set

Thank you so much for checking out my post today. If you have any questions about any products I use, ask me down below. I'm more than happy to answer and have a chat with you! Please let me know if you want to see anything in particular, and don’t forget to share this with anyone you think will like it!
Xoxo Lulu 

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